Significance of the last Friday of Ramadan

Dr. Muhammad Mahtab Hossain Mazed

7 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The last Friday of the month of Ramadan is known as 'Jumatul Bida' in the Muslim world, which means 'Friday' and 'Bida' means the end. Jumatul Bida means last Friday. The last Friday of Ramadan is known in our society as Jumatul Bida. Although the term is not found in any direct or indirect narration of the Qur'an or Hadith, the month of Mubarak is no less important as the last Friday of Ramadan. The combination of Ramadan and Jumuah has made the day unlimited and glorious. Ramadan is the best gift of Allah for the Ummah Muhammadi and Ramadan is the best day of the week associated with it. Therefore, the special activities of every believing Muslim can be noticed in Jumatul Bida.

Performing Jumu'ah prayers with the congregation in the mosque and gaining nearness to Allah through special munajat and offering one's soul to the court of the Merciful Lord seems to be the absolute interest of all Muslims on this day.

Jumatul Bida is very glorious for two reasons. First, Ramadan is a month of boundless virtue and it is a special gift of Allah Almighty to the Muhammadan Ummah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a Hadith narrated from Abu Huraira (may Allaah be pleased with him) that your Lord must have said that the reward for every good deed of the children of Adam is ten times to seven hundred times except fasting, because fasting is only for me, and I myself. I will repay it. And surely the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is dearer to Allah than mesh amber. If any one of you treats him ignorantly while he is fasting, he will say, I am a fasting person. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith: 5927, Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1151, Musannef Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 8894, Musnad Ahmad: 9714) He said that Friday is the best day for sunrise. On this day Hazrat Adam (AS) was created and on this day he was admitted to Paradise and on this day he was sent to earth. And there is a time in this day when a Muslim praying while praying must be accepted. (Sunan at-Tirmidhi, Hadith: 491)

Friday in the month of Ramadan

Jumatul Bida is very important as a last chance to accept prayers. Things to do: There are some circumcision acts on Friday. For example, (1) you have to take a good bath with soap, (2) you have to wear new or good clothes, (3) you have to use perfume, and (4) you have to go to the mosque on foot.

However, due to the prevalence of corona, one must now follow the rules of hygiene. A Hadith has been narrated from Hazrat Aws Ibn Aws As-Saqafi. He said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Whoever takes a good bath on Friday and goes to the mosque on foot first, sits next to the Imam and listens attentively to the khutbah and does not do anything useless, prays for one year in a row.' And the reward of rosary will be given. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1087, Sunan Abu Dawood, Hadith: 345, As-Sunanul Kubra, Hadith: 1703, Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 1384, Musnad Ahmad, Hadith: 16176, Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: 2781)

In Islam, the day has a special significance and significance for the Muslim Ummah as the last Friday of Ramadan. Jumatul Bida has much more significance. The best night of Ramadan is Lailatul Qadr, and the best day is Jumatul Bida. According to the history of Islam, on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) founded the city of Jerusalem and established the first qibla of the Muslims, the Masjid al-Aqsa. For this reason, every year Muslims around the world celebrate the last Friday of the month of Ramadan as 'Al Quds' day.

 

The writer is an Islamic scholar and Co-Chairman, Homeo Science Research and Training Center

 


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